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Woman poisons child, self to death
Was allegedly being forced to give her only child to her Canada-based sister-in-law
A file photo of Gagandeep Kaur and her sonJagraon, May 1
In a shocking incident, a woman committed suicide along with her one-and-a-half-year-old son by consuming some poisonous substance at Kaunke Kalan village near Jagraon last evening. She was allegedly being forced to give her son to her childless sister-in-law based in Canada.

A file photo of Gagandeep Kaur and her son

Paper leak leaves students in the lurch
Ludhiana, May 1
The three-hour delay in holding the All India Engineering Entrance Examination-2011 (AIEEE) examination, after question papers were reportedly leaked in Lucknow on Sunday, at all the exam centres in Punjab - Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Bathinda - caused much inconvenience to students and their parents.
n ‘AIEEE paper sold for up to Rs 6 lakh’


Despite a ban, plastic bags could be seen being used across Ludhiana on Sunday Polythene ban goes for a toss on Day I itself
Ludhiana, May 1
Day one of the High Court’s ban on the use of polythene bags went for a toss as plastic bags could be seen all over the city from stores to fruit and vegetable stalls to the hands of residents.

Despite a ban, plastic bags could be seen being used across Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Yet another blow to industry
Ludhiana, May 1
The prices of furnace oil have jumped to around Rs 43 per litre. The hike has been four-fold in a span of about two years, making it infeasible for the industry. A large segment of Punjab’s industry depends on furnace oil as fuel.

Tense days for family of youth on death row
Kulwinder SinghJagraon, May 1
The distraught family members of the one of the 17 Indian youths sentence to death in Sharjah for allegedly murdering a Pakistani national in January 2009 have been facing anxious moments after news broke out that a court in the United Arab Emirates hearing an appeal on Thursday filed by the convicted men adjourned the case till May 19.
Kulwinder Singh


Farmers forced to dump produce at odd places
Mandi Ahmedgarh/
Mullanpur Dakha, May 1 Glut of wheat in the local grain market and purchase centres in Sangrur and Ludhiana district kept officials of various procurement agencies on toes.

Ansal Plaza, the first mall of the city, came years after mall culture took metropolitan cities in the country by storm For happening Ludhianvis, city remains mundane
Ludhiana, May 1
The “Manchester of India” and its cycle, textile and sewing machine industries have made an impact worldwide, but unfortunately the city of affluent persons has nothing to offer when it comes to entertainment. All you get is shopping malls and eating joints. The city’s oldest parks, Rose Garden and Rakh Bagh were once bustling with activity, but today nobody visits these places except for morning and evening walkers.

spoilt for choice? Ansal Plaza, the first mall of the city, came years after mall culture took metropolitan cities in the country by storm

May Day
Trade union activists pay tributes to martyrs
Ludhiana, May 1
Thousands of workers belonging to Northern Railway Mens Union, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Lal Jhanda Hosiery Textile Mazdoor Union, Punjab Nirman Mazdoor Union and Dehati Mazdoor Sabha today paid glowing tributes to martyrs of May Day in a function organised at the railway station here to observe International May Day.

Two injured as train rams into tractor-trailer
Mangled remains of the tractoJagraon, May 1
A major tragedy was averted when two youths in their 20s had a miraculous escape when a train rammed into their tractor-trailer on an unmanned level crossing on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur track near Chooharchak village, about 12 km away from here, this afternoon.

Mangled remains of the tracto

HDFC Bank organises ‘coin mela'
Ludhiana, May 1
HDFC Bank today organised ‘Coin Mela’ at Miller Ganj branch. The mela was inaugurated by RK Sood, GM, RBI. The initiative was in conjunction with RBI’s clean note policy and to provide fresh notes in exchange for soiled ones.

Syndicate okays anthem for PU
Ludhiana, May 1
The Syndicate of Panjab University at its meeting held in Chandigarh yesterday approved the anthem for PU.

CIPHET licenses groundnut milk technology
Ludhiana, May 1
The Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) licensed the technology of groundnut milk to Sangrur and Tarn Taran-based entrepreneurs yesterday.

Stored grain pests make life hard for residents
Khamano, May 1
Pest-infested wheat lying in Khamano Infestation of weevils, herbivorous beetles that inflict damage to stored grain, have brought misery for residents of this town and several nearby villages due to the rotting stocks of paddy and wheat stored in the ‘tehsil’ complex here. While various procurement agencies have not lifted the produce that is now ridden by pests, the weevils can be seen all around.
Pest-infested wheat lying in Khamano. Photo by writer

Five village roads inaugurated
Sahnewal, May 1
Punjab Agro Industries Corporation chairman and SAD in-charge, Sahnewal Assembly constituency, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, along with Punjab Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal inaugurated five newly constructed roads here today.

From Schools
Labour Day observed
LUDHIANA: Students of GN International Senior Secondary Public School, Model Town, observed Labour Day here on Saturday. The aim was to remind students about the importance of labour community, which is often given a miss in the busy world. The celebrations started since morning and went on till afternoon. It was presented in two batches.

Jaggery making day
Ludhiana, May 1
The PAU department of agronomy organised a jaggery-making day to educate students about the procedure of making jaggery. A demonstration on various operations ranging from collecting canes, crushing and heating to making jaggery were explained to them. Dr DS Cheema, Dean, College of Agriculture, said traditional ways of cooking and processing should not be given up, as each has its own worth.

Players in action during the 3rd All-Punjab Kho-Kho Tournament for the Deaf at Guru Nanak Sports Complex in Ludhiana Tagore school clinch kho-kho title
Ludhiana, May 1
Tagore School for the Deaf, Ludhiana, pipped Vatika High School, Chandigarh, to win the title in the third All-Punjab Kho-Kho Championship for Boys held at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here yesterday.

Players in action during the 3rd All-Punjab Kho-Kho Tournament for the Deaf at Guru Nanak Sports Complex in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rakesh, Ritu emerge champs
Ludhiana, May 1
Rakesh Kumar Dubey and Ritu Abaan, both from Divisional office outperformed their respective opponents to emerge champions in the men’s and women’s sections, respectively in the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India Chess Tournament held here on Friday.





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